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Australia's Labor government's new spending plan is getting mixed reviews. The budget includes a trust fund for education initiatives, with $10.5 billion for higher education infrastructure, but it also contains cuts for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.